From: WBOC TV NEWS
July 8th 11:00 am
Forecast updated on Thursday, July 8, 2021 by WBOC Meteorologist Dalencia Jenkins
Today: Partly sunny. Chances of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs: 84-87° Winds: SW 10-15 mph with gusts as high as 23 mph.
Tonight: Mostly Cloudy. The arrival of Tropical Storm Elsa will cause periods of heavy rainfall to persist overnight. Lows: 70-71° Winds S 5-15 mph
Friday: Partly cloudy. A chance of showers and thunderstorms early in the morning and later in the afternoon. High: 85-87° Winds: SW 9-11 mph
Friday night: Partly cloudy. A chance of thunderstorms early in the overnight. Lows: 70-72° Winds: SW around 6 mph.
Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 85-87° Low: 70-72°
Happy Thursday Delmarva! We are currently under a Tropical Storm Warning and a Flash Flood Watch. Today is going to be a warm day as we await the arrival of tropical storm Elsa. This morning temperatures are starting in the 70s. By this afternoon, high temperatures will make it to the mid 80s with high dew point temperatures. When you factor in the high air temperatures and the high dew point temperatures, heat index values will be in the 90s. We will have the remnants of Tropical Storm Elsa in the area by this evening and rain from Elsa will linger into the early morning hours on Friday. We can expect and start preparing for a good amount of rain, high wind speeds as well as wind gusts, and possible flooding on Delmarva. With the rain and strong wind gusts coming off the ocean, many areas could see flooding, especially during high tide. Elsa will linger into Friday morning.
July 7th PM Forecast
Here is the latest on #Elsa as of the 11am advisory. Notice that the track has shifted farther west over all of Delmarva. This has also cause the National Weather Service offices in Wakefield and Philly to issue Tropical Storm Watches for most of the peninsula until the storm passes through Friday morning. Still looking at the heaviest rain being overnight Thursday into Friday morning. We should expect to see wind gusts 40+ mph for all of inland Delmarva, closer to 50+ mph at the beach towns. With the center of the storm looking to move across the peninsula, there is the possibility of an isolated tornado. The other thing we should watch for is the possibility of coastal flooding along the beach areas during the high tide Thursday night and for areas along the Chesapeake for Friday morning as the wind shift with the storm departing. I will continue to update social media throughout the afternoon and evening! -Meteorologist Mike Lichniak
Update 6:30 PM July 7
We should all pick up on average about 1-2″ of rain. That is not to say some folks may see locally heavier amounts over 3+” of rain. Due to the nature of the rain and how much should fall in a short period of time, a Flash Flood Watch has been issued for the area.
– Meteorologist Mike Lichniak